Space Training Adventure wishes NASA a Happy 57th Birthday!
On July 29, 1958, Congress and President Eisenhower moved to make NASA a reality. President Eisenhower spearheaded the legislation effort on the executive side. Nelson Rockefeller was also involved in an advisory role. An important decision was the creation of a new civilian agency NASA.
By April 1958, Congress was already holding final hearings about the act. Johnson was credited as the driving force behind the legislation within Congress, working with John McCormick.